Recent Press Releases & Meeting Summaries
Today's Press Conferences
WHO Press Conference
12 December 2013 10:30 - 11:15
For the launch of its new online database, GLOBOCAN 2012, the specialized cancer research agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) will hold a press briefing to present the latest cancer trends. Experts will provide an analysis of global trends in cancer incidence, mortality, and prevalence and introduce the new online cancer database, GLOBOCAN 2012.
GLOBOCAN 2012 reveals striking patterns of cancer in women and highlights that priority should be given to cancer prevention and control measures for breast and cervix cancers globally. The online resource includes the most recent estimates for 28 types of cancers in 184 countries and offers a comprehensive overview of the global cancer burden. It has facilities to produce maps and a series of factsheets to describe the overall cancer burden in specific areas or countries.
Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC
Dr David Forman, Head of the Cancer Information Section at IARC
Dr R. Sankaranarayanan, Head of the Early Detection and Prevention Section
Dr Jacques Ferlay, Informatic Officer at the Section of Cancer Information
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Geneva International Discussions (Co-Chairs)
18 December 2013 17:00 - 17:30
Geneva International Discussions
The 26th round of the Geneva International Discussions will take place on 17 and 18 December 2013.
After the meeting on 18 December, a series of press conferences will take place in Room III at the Palais des Nations, starting with :
Co-Chairs of the Geneva International Discussions
· Philippe Lefort, European Union Special Representative for the South Caucasus and for the crisis in Georgia
· Antti Turunen, United Nations Representative to the Geneva International Discussions and the Joint Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism
· Andrii Deshchytsia, Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for Conflicts